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Historical causation

In his discussion of the factors in historical causation, Christopher Dawson identified four primary factors, “(1) race, i.e., the genetic factor; (2) environment, i.e., the geographic factor; (3) function or occupation, i.e., the economic factor,” and, finally, (4) “thought, or the psychological factor.” Each of these factors has received some special emphasis at some epoch in the history of thought on historical causation. 1,016 more words

History

Stuff Marxism

“Marx said some very harmful things and some very good things. The good things had nearly all been said before by more ethical people than him, the harmful ones seem to have typically been his own inventions.” 934 more words

Politics

Henri Lefebvre, La pensée marxiste et la ville - forthcoming in translation

I’ve previously said that Lefebvre’s Métaphilosophie will appear in English translation in 2016 with Verso. Another translation will also appear next year – La pensée marxiste et la ville… 64 more words

Publishing

On imperialism

Co-editor Richard Westra has a new article available from JCA. Titled “In the Tracks of Imperialism” (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2015.1034454), the article examines the adequacy of the concept of imperialism for Marxism. 56 more words

Surrealism

The Surrealist movement was founded in Paris by a small group of writers and artists who sought to channel the unconscious as a means to unlock the power of the imagination. 121 more words

Arts And Visual Aesthetics

The (Human)Sacrificial Aspect to Soviet Communism’s Mass Killings.

http://ostrovletania.blogspot.com/2009/05/humansacrificial-aspect-to-soviet.html

It’s often been asked why communism killed so many people if the goal was to liberate mankind. In a way, this question answers itself. Any war, crusade, or revolution seeking to change the world is an act of violence. 148 more words